The Raptors will host the Glasgow Rangers North American Academy Elite Player ID Camp on June 27th thru 29th in Rockford. See details.
Raptors have signed a partnership agreement with Glasgow Rangers North American Academy. See attached press release.
Thank you for participating in our tournament!
We look forward to hosting your teams again at our 2015 Labor Day Cup and the 2016 Puma Cup!
Good luck with your Spring season!!
Congratulations to the following players who have committed to play college soccer.
Girl's 2015 Graduates
Taylor Sarver: Northern Illinois University (NCAA Division 1)
Elizabeth Parrilli: Depaul University (NCAA Division 1)
Allyson Hayner: IPFW (NCAA Division 1)
Taylor Howe: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (NCAA Division1)
Mariah Katzenberger: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (NCAA Division1)
Leigha Crowder: Robert Morris University Chicago (NAIA)
Shelby Seiter: Robert Morris University Chicago (NAIA)
Reyna Ortega: Robert Morris University Chicago (NAIA)
Ivanna Chavez: Cardinal Stritch University (NAIA)
Lexi Zambrano: Trinity Christian College (NAIA)
Dani Dahl: Coe College (NCAA III)
Haley Grunewald: Augustana College (NCAA III)
Elizabeth Martinez: Augustana College (NCAA III)
Maria "Suzy" Pelayo: Parkland College Cobras (NJCAA Division 1)
Ana Victorov: University of Dubuque (NCAA III)
Boy's 2015 Graduates
Adem Dzananovic: Loyola University Chicago (NCAA Division 1)
Nathan Wisbey: University of Dayton (NCAA Division 1)
Matt Huftalin: University of Wisconsin - Platteville (NCAA Division III)
Diego Garcia: St.Francis University -(NAIA)
Yair Ortega: Benedictine University (NCAA Division III)
Keegan Dolphin: North Park University (NCAA Division III)
Jose Barrio: North Park University (NCAA Division III)
Tristan Davenport: Luther College (NCAA Division III)
Dante Euell: St.Ambrose University (NAIA)
Angel Carreno: Elmhurst College (NCAA Division III)
Anthony Deseno: North Park University (NCAA Division III)
Are you interested in joining the Rockford Raptors and missed tryouts? It may not be too late! Please contact one of our Directors for information.
Frank Mateus - FrankMateus3@gmail.com
Hugh Ward - Shuggy6@comcast.net
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the All-American teams for the 2014 season on Monday (Dec. 8) afternoon.
Sophomore defender Fernando Machado and freshman midfielder Casey Culver became the first players in Ashford program history to be named NAIA First Team All-Americans. The duo was joined among those honored by junior forward Adam Wood, who collected NAIA Second Team All-American honors.
Rockford Raptors FC are please to announce that Abe Vinhas has been appointed Youth Director for the club.
He will assist and monitor coaches of teams age 13 and younger. He is also responsible for player development in those age groups
He will help to oversee tryouts and will assist in marketing the club.
He joins the clubs other 2 Directors:
Frank Mateus, Technical Director and Hugh Ward, Director of Coaching.
Please see below for the Raptors FC outline of programs available for yor child. Contact us with any questions you may have.
Thank you, Raptors FC Staff
Dr. Milos practices orthopaedic surgery at Swedish American Hospital. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his medical school and residency program at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then went on and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Baylor University in Houston.
Dr. Milos has been involved in soccer since his youth. He played soccer through college and officiated at the collegiate level. He was also the team physician for the Rockford Rampage during their tenure in Rockford.
He looks forward to working with the players, coaches, and staff. Dr. Milos can be reached at:
•More than 200 former Raptor/Dactyl Players have gone on to play at the College level.
•3 former players now play in the MLS
•Currently More ODP Players than any other local Club
•More National Team players come from Raptors FC than any other local Club
•Currently Raptors have 3 players called up on the USA National Team and the only national pool player from Illinois at the u14 age group
•TopDrawerSoccer.com has listed 2 Raptors FC players on the Top 100 players in the Country
•Only Player from Rockford named to ESPN’s Rize All Chicago Team
•Only local Club to have players selected to All-Midwest Regional Team
•Entire Coaching staff is certified and licensed while more Raptors Coaches hold advanced diploma‘s and more Licensed "A" coaches than any other local club.
•Average tenure for a Raptors Coach is more than 6 years with the Club and many have been with the Club since the inception.
•National Champions (2 times)
•National Runner-up 2004 and 2005
•Regional Champions (5 Times)
•Establishedin 1994 as one professional team in the former USISL (now called USL, a second divisionleague below MLS) with the help of Dr. Wedgbury and established Youth system shortly thereafter. Doing so with the sole purpose of creating quality soccer training opportunity for Rockford’s youth. Later was the backing for establishing ISC and Sportscore Two as The premier Soccer Facility in the Country.
•Annually provides more than $70,000 in scholarships and financial aid for players.
•Annually provides recreational leagues for more than 2,000 kids
•ONLY Local Club that have participated in MRL (boys & Girls) since its inception.
•Established and continues to host one of the most successful and sought after tournaments in the Midwest and Country as The Puma Cup hosts more than 680 teams annually over 2 weekends in April.
•Established and hired a Full-time Professional Athletic Trainer. To continue to raise and set the bar for other Clubs to try and copy but not duplicate. The ONLY local Club to do so.
•2009 Raptors named as PUMA Premier ClubThe Rockford Raptors have received the designation as a Puma Premier Club. They join an elite group of clubs from across the nation: Sacramento United (Sacramento, Ca), Les Bois SC (Boise, ID), Southern California Blues (Costa Mesa, CA), Albion SC (San Diego, Ca), TSF Academy (Lincoln Park, NJ), Brooklyn Italians, (New York, NY), Charlotte United (Charlotte, NC) and Snohomish United (Snohomish, WA)
Passion, Dedication, Loyalty and Honor
Rockford Raptors FC